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Send Toddler to Designated Tantrum Spot

Posted 1 week ago

Q: My 30-month-old has started throwing tantrums when I do not give her or do for her what she wants. During her fits, she cries, screams, tries to hit and even bite me, and then, if I prevent her...

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Authority Is About Unequivocal Expectations, Not Persuasion

Posted on 3/8/2016

Actress Charlize Theron recently caused a media stir when she wrestled her adopted four-year-old son Jackson to the ground when he began throwing a public tantrum. For this, Theron was labeled a...

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Occasional Tantrums Don't Indicate Bipolar Disorder

Posted on 1/27/2016

Q: Our 3-year-old son is very sweet, loving, and generally well-behaved. Occasionally, however, he breaks into a huge tantrum during which he becomes uncontrollable. The word “possessed” comes to...

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3 year-old Tantrums

Posted on 9/8/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: Our first, a girl, just turned three and has suddenly started throwing tantrums. She can begin a tantrum when she’s alone in her room if something...

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Head Banging

Posted on 7/1/2014

Q: When he throws a tantrum, which happens several times a day, my 20-month-old often gets down on the floor and starts banging his head. Worried that he may hurt himself, I pick him up and...

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Recent Questions

Whiny tantrums.

Posted on 2/9/2017

I feel kind of ridiculous asking a question now when I thought I had the Rosemond-style discipline stuff nailed. At the moment, my kids are upstairs in their rooms for the remainder of the day...

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2 yo Screamer

Posted on 2/9/2017

Recently our 2 year old daughter has been screaming No at us when we tell her she cannot have something or generally not give her what she wants... we have tried simply ignoring, time out, and...

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Help With Ongoing Tantrums

Posted on 1/21/2017

Our 9-year old daughter has been prone to tantrums all of her life. The trigger is usually not getting her way--not getting to do what she wants, wear what she wants, etc...and these have usually...

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6 yo Won't Stay in His Room

Posted on 1/11/2017

We are having problems knowing how to deal with our 6yo foster son (1 of 4 foster children) who has tantrums (yelling, throwing things, kicking, defiant and sometimes laughing as he disobeys,...

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One Little Monkey on the Bed

Posted on 12/18/2016

Hello... We have two daughters...one turned two in September and our youngest will be one in February...within the past couple of days, our two year old has stopped listening to us.. After telling...

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28 mo and "tantrum pees"

Posted on 10/26/2016

Hi there - This is more information regarding my son's pee on the floor or pants habit when he tantrums or whines - I tried another tactic. Make the potty bell ring when he whines and get him to...

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More on 28 mo issues with toileting and tantrums

Posted on 10/26/2016

HI Kaye, thank you for your answer. I have tried that approach from day one, and actually he keeps right on whining, lying on the floor and kicking..no matter what I do or what I say, or how I...

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Whining Toddler

Posted on 10/24/2016

Hi there, I'm needing help with my 28 month old. We are focusing on whining and tantrums at the moment. I'm not sure where to start. Sometimes, he whines because he is unhappy about something...

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16 mo Tantrums

Posted on 10/4/2016

At what age do you recommend starting the tantrum place? My son is 16 months old and has a bad habit of screaming when he doesn't get his way, which happens 10+ times a day. I'm not sure whether...

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2.5 Year Old Tantrum Troubles

Posted on 10/3/2016

Hi! I'll be quick and to the point. Our 2.5 year old daughter has started throwing tantrums a couple of months ago, and they have been getting more intense and more frequent. She has an older...

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